Senior operating and management executive with 32 years in leading successful growing organizations. Results oriented director adept at managed risk taking with a keen sense of bottom-line profitability. Ability to attain consensus and buy-in and generate excitement behind major programs while building credibility and enhancing customer confidence. Known for capacity to create and articulate corporate vision and then move teams to embrace it. Attract talented people and allow teams to take chances, believing that without creative risk taking there can be no true innovation.
Jacob began working with the Schizophrenia Society in March of 2019 as the Navigator Coordinator. Since then Jacob has also assumed the role of IT director. In addition to working with the Schizophrenia Society Jacob works as a career fire fighter with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency.
Adrienne has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. She joined the Schizophrenia Society in the fall of 2017, coordinating the Community Living program, One to One Peer Support and From Recovery to Discovery group. Adrienne has family members that live with mental illness and it is her passion to help people with their recovery and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
Dani has been an advocate for improving mental health services and supports for people living with mental illness and the family and friends who support them since 1996. Dani’s passion and commitment to this work evolved from her own personal experience of supporting family members and close friends with serious mental illnesses, along with her own lived experience with anxiety and depression. Over the years Dani has been a family representative for mental health on numerous committees at the IWK and the Mental Health and Addictions Program. In addition to her committee work, Dani has sat on the board of the Healthy Minds Cooperative and the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia. Dani also has 15 years of experience facilitating family support and education groups through Laing House, SSNS and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. In 2012 and 2013 Dani completed training from the Meriden Family Programme in the UK as a facilitator and trainer for Families Matter in Mental Health program, an 11-week evidence-based education program for family and friends who support a loved one with a mental illness. Dani has also received the Inspiring Lives Award from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and the MICA Award from the Department of Health and Wellness.